It goes without saying an accurate non-invasive (optical) glucose measurement would have a stunning impact on improving diabetic’s lives and reducing the World’s healthcare costs - Allan Stephan
Mobile health technology has been highly beneficial for people with chronic conditions, and is especially useful for people who have diabetes.
BEFORE MODERN CHEMISTRY brought doctors blood and urine tests for diagnosing diabetes, they had to rely on their taste buds. Sweet-tasting pee has long been the disease’s telltale biomarker; mellitus literally means honey. Too much sugar in your bodily fluids means your metabolism has gone haywire—either your cells aren’t making insulin or they’re not responding to it.
But a little over a decade ago, a group of researchers discovered a less obvious link. One of the complications of diabetes is nerve damage, and in the cardiovascular system that damage can cause irregular heart rates.
Luckily, I have found not only the best diabetes app for blood sugar tracking and logging, but a complete diabetes management company that makes dealing with diabetes easier than ever before.
That company is mySugr, a smart, patient-focused company with a playful and light-hearted approach to dealing with diabetes that has gained widespread approval from people with diabetes around the world. The mySugr app makes dealing with diabetes data easy, beautiful, and immediately useful.
Because that's the thing about self-tracking. It takes dedication, diligence and effort. It is work. Yes, self-tracking offers all sorts of benefits. It helps people chart their progress, helps them feel that they're in control. But it's not a panacea or a silver bullet. It is nothing at all like a cure.
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The most popular diabetes app in the world, mySugr offers coaching and tools to track blood sugar, medications, exercise, and “makes diabetes suck less”
Some of the more sophisticated apps analyze data and give immediate feedback. After analyzing the data, the app might inform the person that their blood glucose is low and advise them to consume a certain amount of carbohydrates or to check their glucose again in 15 minutes. Today some solutions apps, like Blue Star, Livongo, One Drop, My Sugar and the new Onduo for Diabetes, have algorithms to provide tailored feedback. In the future we should see much more sophisticated evaluation of all different types of diabetes data.
‘You’re kidding right – how can diabetes apps help me to lower my blood sugar levels and reduce my risk of developing complications like kidney failure and stroke?'
While they are very useful, health apps have one major drawback: anyone can release and distribute them unchecked. Only some apps require medical device certification. So how can users spot a great, safe and useful app? When it comes to diabetes apps, the "DiaDigital" seal of distinction is the answer.
GlucoseZone takes a data-driven approach to address the complexity of exercising with diabetes, based on published research and information collected through in-person exercise sessions with people with diabetes. The app provides exercise guidance that takes the factors mentioned above, like blood sugar levels, medications, and exercise type, into consideration.
Part 1 of a series on what it’s like to use a hybrid closed loop app to automate basal insulin delivery.
There’s an app for pretty much everything these days—reading magazines (Diabetes Forecast has its own!), playing games, even flipping a coin. A whole host of them focus on helping you get healthier, and that includes managing diabetes. But with thousands of diabetes apps available for download, how can you know which is best for you?
“Having diabetes is never fun, but I always share with families that they live in the best time and the best age because of the apps and the technology that are available to us now,” Barnes said.
The future of CGM is a community of people with diabetes, not limited by type or finances, able to use this technology to improve their outcomes. To be safe. And to experience life beyond their diagnosis.
“The opportunity to put powerful but simple tools in the hands of an individual...as they try to manage their condition is so compelling,” says Sean M. Hogan, VP and General Manager of IBM Healthcare. “It is absolutely going to change the face of medicine.”
Speaking from the perspective of someone who has spent these last 15 years living with diabetes in our home and working with thousands of people living with this challenging chronic disease, the vast majority of these diabetes apps do not work for most people with diabetes and are ultimately not useful, and here’s why: managing a chronic disease is exhausting, and tools to support people should be about giving people their time back, not asking them to devote more of it by “engaging” with your product.
There are many apps available that will help you track your diet, and deciding which one to use can be difficult. Furthermore, there are all types of people dealing with diabetes who may have different needs, need different types of assistance, or track different metrics.
No single app is the end-all-be-all best app for diabetes.
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Diabetes:M is one of the best ways to keep track of and manage your condition.
DiabetesConnect lets you quickly and easily document your complete diabetes data and create your diabetes documentation in just a few clicks. Blood sugar, meals, insulin, medications and much more can all be recorded with DiabetesConnect. Have your levels on hand day and night.
Unused functions can be easily hidden, keeping everything neat and orderly.
In June 2010, our founders conceived the idea behind Glooko because each of them was personally touched by diabetes in a significant way. They set out to seamlessly release diabetes data so that insights could be delivered to both people with diabetes and their care teams, and thereby transform the way daily decisions are made by leveraging the power of mobile, cloud and analytics.
Our tracking tools make it easy to manage your diabetes in one place.
GlucoseZone is a digital exercise platform designed to help you reach your diabetes and fitness goals.
Not just an app - our health experts are always by your side. You get their full attention, whenever you need it. And it's built upon proven concepts in behavioural and medical science. To help you lose weight and lower blood glucose effectively.
MyNetDiary provides a great, easy and most comprehensive tracker app for iPhone, helping people track and manage their diabetes or pre-diabetes, to keep track of blood glucose and control carbs. Whether you had diabetes for years, or you are newly diagnosed, or diagnosed with pre-diabetes - MyNetDiary has all the tools to help you, to stay in control, to eat better and feel better.
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We are patients working for patients, disconnected from any industry. We are a digital health platform dedicated to transform diabetes management. With your help, we know we will succeed. "
BeatO’s Smart Glucometer helps to monitor and keep a check on your blood sugar levels anytime and anywhere.
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BG Monitor is an incredibly easy to use diabetes management app. It makes things really easy by calculating insulin and carbohyrdates for you. The clean user interface and powerful filters system allows you to find exactly what you’re looking for. Statistics help you keep track of how you’re doing.
Health2Sync is your smart companion for glucose control. The app transforms the data you have recorded into useful information, and helps you in finding the most suitable diabetes management method, as well as taking control of your own health.
Because everyone with a chronic condition deserves care & compassion...
That’s why we combined cutting edge AI with behavior change design to create an infinitely scalable personalized care management platform, clinically validated to deliver positive health outcomes across the most crippling chronic diseases.
Loop is an app template for building an automated insulin delivery system. It is a stone resting on the boulders of work done by many others.
The app is built on top of LoopKit. LoopKit is a set of frameworks that provide data storage, retrieval, and calculation, as well as boilerplate view controllers used in Loop.
One Drop's diabetes management platform is clinically supported and evidence based. One Drop results have been presented at scientific meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals.
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Sugarmate syncs your readings and activity across all of your devices in real-time.
Works with the Dexcom G4/G5/G6 and Nightscout project.
Tidepool’s free software liberates data from diabetes devices, and places it in context of the real world. Tidepool is designed to help you discover insights and bring context to your diabetes management. And, to help make your data more actionable, we make it easy to share your data with anyone you choose: caregivers, clinicians, endocrinologists, friends, researchers — anyone.
A smart camera app that uses deep learning to track nutrition from food images
Fooducate empowers you to achieve your diet, health, and fitness goals.